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find the perimeter of a bird house 2 ft 7in. by 1ft 5 in.

Postby babyZ on Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:49 am

find the perimeter of a bird house 2 ft 7in. by 1ft 5 in.
i don`t understand how to find perimeters
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:43 am

To learn how to find perimeters, it would probably be helpful to review the definition. So first open your book and check that.

Then, working under the assumption that the listed dimensions refer to the base, or "footprint", of the birdhouse, draw a picture of this shape, label the sides of the rectangle with the listed values, and add the lengths of the sides to find the length of the perimeter.

Note: You are probably (almost certainly) expected to simplify your answer to get "inches" to be something less than twelve. So make sure you do this simplification! :wink:
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Re: find the perimeter of a bird house 2 ft 7in. by 1ft 5 in.  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby little_dragon on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:37 pm

2+1+2+1=4ft
7+5+7+5=24in=2ft
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Re: find the perimeter of a bird house 2 ft 7in. by 1ft 5 in.

Postby jordierocks94 on Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 pm

Feet: (2 + 1) + (2 + 1) = 3 + (2 + 1) = 3 + 3 = 6

Inches: (7 + 5) + (7 + 5) = 12 + (7 + 5) = 12 + 12 = 24

So, 24 inches converts to 2 feet

Add Feet: 6' + 2' = 8 feet
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